GammaTech to Display Durabook Rugged Computers and Tablets at TechNet Asia-Pacific 2012

Designed for Government Professionals, Models offer Rugged Durability and Security Features

Why The Digital Signage Industry Will Grow In 2013

As I peek at 2013 coming just around the corner, I cannot help but notice how downward price pressures are intersecting with demand and driving digital signage market growth. As many benefits continue to be realized, I believe some are more important than others and point to what we can expect in the coming year.

As in any tech-fueled market, reducing cost while increasing efficiency are major factors that come into play when talking about market growth. This fact is highlighted by realizing that digital signage fits well into the corporate mantra of "doing more with less."

With digital signage, doing more with less is certainly one of the big benefits. And with noticeable price reductions in 2012 that are certain to continue in 2013, I concur with recent reports from IHS iSuppli, Platt Retail Institute and others who believe the demand will continue to build at a healthy pace.

Price reductions are being realized in every area of digital signage. For example, as hardware is getting more specialized for media playback on consumer-type products that are mass produced for a worldwide market, the digital signage industry either directly or indirectly benefits from the use of this mobile and media-centric technologies that have a considerable scale of economy in production. This scale of economy is being reflected in today's prices of media players and displays used for digital signage. Even on the software side, the use of Linux and the recent emergence of Android on media players leads the way to extremely low cost albeit more basic offerings, putting a small turnkey system at about the same price as taking the family out for a nice dinner.

Walmart moves "Black Friday" earlier on Thanksgiving

"Black Friday" arrives earlier than ever at Walmart this year, with customers barely getting to digest Thanksgiving dinner before holiday shopping kicks off at 8 p.m. local time.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is loading up on electronic gadgets in a big bet that shoppers are ready to spend during the critical holiday season at its Walmart U.S. division. The holiday season generates more than a quarter of annual sales for the world's largest retailer.

"We bought deep, very deep, and we bought deep on items that matter to our customers," said Walmart U.S. Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer Duncan Mac Naughton.

U.S. retailers are devising new ways to entice shoppers this year, as holiday spending is expected to rise only 4.1 percent, according to the National Retail Federation, down from 5.6 percent growth in 2011.

New Black Box IP multicast extender greatly reduces the cost of digital video distribution

This new,attractively priced IP streaming solution from Black Box multicasts HDMI® video and audio to up to 256 screens on a network. It can optionally be used to output source video on video walls, so you can easily project video content on a larger scale to create visually stunning video displays.

Black Box Releases New Digital Signage & Video Distribution Design Guide

Black Box has mailed its new AV, Multimedia, and Digital Signage Design and Sourcing Guide,to help users plan and provision their end-to-end signage network or a complete video distribution system. To get this complimentary guide, go to http://www.blackbox.com/go/guideDS

Christie Visual Display Solutions In A Class Of Their Own At Educause

Featuring Best-in-Class Solutions Offering Value, Performance, And Reliability for the Education Market

BTX Selected as Exclusive Distributor for Stinova's DMS5 SMIL Software for Digital Signage Networks

Software Simplifies SMIL Player Management, Features PowerPoint(R) 2010 Plug-In for Easy Content Creation

Control4® Product Line Now Updated In D-Tools System Integrator Software

D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software today announced that detailed information for the entire family of Control4 products has been recently updated in D-Tools software.

NEC Adds Extreme Reality Gesture Control to All-in-One Product Line

NEC Utilizes Extreme UI Software Development Kit to Power Gesture-Controlled Video Mode

"We Give SoundAdvice

SoundAdvice announces the beginning of their rollout of showrooms through Florida.

AmpliVox Partners with AVTEQ for Innovative A/V Packages

AmpliVox Sound Systems and AVTEQ, Inc. are pleased to announce that the companies have collaborated in supplying AVTEQ media carts with AmpliVox speakers.

Magnetic 3D Demonstrates Expanded Glasses-Free 3D Capabilities at CETW

Industry Leader In Glasses-Free 3D Showcases Next Generation 3D Marketing Solutions At Customer Engagement Technology World (CETW) 2012

NEC Display Solutions Improves Its Portable Projector M Series

Advanced Connectivity with Eco-Conscious Features at a Budget-Friendly Price

NEC Display Solutions Updates NC900C Digital Cinema Projector for Theaters with Small Screens

All-in-One Integrated Media Block and 2 TB RAID5 Storage Server Offer Savings with Fewer Peripheral Devices Needed

TERRA SIGN DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH AMBER INTERNATIONAL

'All Climate' loudspeakers are ideal for outdoor use around patios, gardens and pools

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